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Canada Goose

For Pete’s sake, they’re called Canada Geese, not Canadian Geese.  Branta canadensis Birds don’t have a nationality!

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Kerr-Mutt

I love this story in Monday’s Morning Call newspaper.  Thanks to whomever notified the paper and thanks to the editor for running it. How often to you read news stories that offer hope for humanity?

Thanks to Donna Balascak for saving the neighbor’s animals, and thanks to Donna’s dogs for noticing there was a fire in the first place.

Last night I watched a PBS documentary called Dogs That Changed the World. It’s a fascinating look at how dogs evolved from wolves and how humans live better and more productive lives because of dogs.  With a sense of hearing four times greater and a sense of smell 50 – 100 times more powerful than our own, it’s easy to imagine how companion and working dogs extend our own survival abilities.  

Numerous studies show that companion dogs lower our stress levels and help alleviate loneliness.  Simply petting a dog for a few minutes prompts a release of  serotonin, prolactin and oxytocin – the hormones that cause us to “feel good.” 

I think we owe our dogs a lot of love and appreciation — and cookies!

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